Ramananda Prasad

Scientist, Person

1938 –

17

Who is Ramananda Prasad?

Ramananda Prasad is the founder of the International Gita Society. He has translated the Bhagavad Gita into English in 1988 from the original Sanskrit texts. The book is in its fourth edition.

Prasad was born in a small hamlet, Hargawan, near Bodh Gaya in Biharsharif District of the Indian state of Bihar to a farmer who had 3 acres of land and six children to support. Ramanand had his pre-school education in the village from the late Mazahirul Haque, a Muslim headmaster who taught him English and Mathematics. After finishing his high school education at Mahadeva High School, Khusrupur, he passed his high school from Patna College in 1953. He attended Patna Science College from 1953 to 1955 and is a 1959 graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, obtained his Master's Degree from the University of Toronto and earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. Since then, he has been involved in research, teaching, engineering and consulting and worked for the U. S. Navy Corps of Engineers before retiring in 2000.

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Born
1938
Patna district
Spouses
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Patna University
Employment
  • United States Navy

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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